Behavioral Health Furniture Trends: Commercial Grade Durability with Residential Look & Feel

Choosing the right type of behavioral health furniture can instantly transform a cold, unfeeling patient room or waiting room into a warm, inviting bedroom or living room. If you’re looking to move away from institutional materials such as plastic or metal that give off a “hospital” vibe, consider pieces that are built with that same commercial-grade durability but that also have a comforting, homelike look and feel.

From colorful upholstery and modern styles to durable, naturally warm woods, the Blockhouse team can recommend the best behavioral health furniture for your facility. And if you’re considering how behavioral health furniture can create and maintain a homelike environment within your organization, keep reading to learn how you can enhance the well-being of your patients and support their recovery through thoughtful, smart furniture planning.

Comfortable Furniture Encourages Peacefulness

When a patient is sitting anxiously in a waiting room or lobby, nervously awaiting an appointment, it’s important that the space is cozy and pleasant — right down to the furniture. Pieces made of soft fabrics and sleek, rounded lines accented with plush upholstery create a feeling of comfort and home, thus encouraging relaxation and reducing anxiety. At Blockhouse, we know how important it is to ensure patients are comfortable at all times, from the moment they enter your facility to the moment they leave, which is why we focus on creating a familiar feeling of peacefulness in each of our sofas, loveseats and upholstered chairs.

Colorful Furniture Reduces Anxiety

In addition to making sure the furniture you select is comfortable, also consider pieces that can reduce anxiety and stress through color. To create a residential-like space, opt for bright, eye-catching upholstery in violets, greens and blues that have been proven to help reduce anxiety. Modern wood finishes can also add a warm, inviting touch that allows patients to feel calmer and more at home. At Blockhouse, we know that there is no one-size-fits-all design that works with every healthcare facility or behavioral health center. That’s why we offer an extensive line of finishes and upholstery options, and we can help you select the style that is best-suited for your space.

Safe Furniture Promotes Wellness

First and foremost, behavioral health centers must ensure that the furniture they select is designed for the safety of patients and staff — while remaining comfortable and familiar at the same time. At Blockhouse, our ligature- and tamper-resistant pieces are specifically built for safety, and they can be secured or bolted down to prevent purposeful or accidental movement. Our wardrobes feature angled tops and open shelves, making it difficult to climb or hide contraband, and our furniture is equipped with specialized fasteners that require specific tools to disassemble. So if you’re looking for pieces that are made for high-impact environments with safety in mind, let our team help you select the best pieces for your facility.

Durable Furniture Increases Longevity

While furniture must be designed to minimize the likelihood of harm to patients and staff, it must also be able to withstand heavy use in demanding settings and hold up to aggressive cleaning and disinfecting. At Blockhouse, our behavioral health furniture is built for maximum durability in sometimes-extreme environments. We use high-quality, hard woods and other materials that are designed to last for decades, and our pieces cannot be easily disassembled. However, should you require refurbishment or replacement down the road, we offer replaceable components that can help to increase the longevity of the furniture.

Ready to Learn More?

At Blockhouse, we are dedicated to helping you create a comforting, calming, homelike environment throughout your healthcare facility. We offer customizable, comfortable and durable pieces, and we can work with you to determine the furniture that is best-suited for your environment. To learn more about how our team can help you better care for your patients’ well-being, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!